Bruschetta & Panini

Blackberry Breakfast Bruschetta

  Bruschette are the perfect small bites (merenda) and are great anytime of the day. These nourishing small meals are defined by the season and what’s in my pantry. They…
Vegetable Panini

Vegetable Panini

When it comes to making panini, (Italian for sandwiches), it begins and ends with the bread! I prefer using Ciabatta, an Italian rustic looking bread that is available in loaves…
Tuna Bruschette

Tuna Bruschette

  Bruschette is the quintessential small bite and is the perfect choice for summertime eating! The tuna salad can be prepared in advance so, all you have to do is…
Peach & Prosciutto Bruschetta

Peach & Prosciutto Bruschetta

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  My inspiration for this bruschetta (singular) comes from the “small bites” of Italy, known as merenda. The nourishing small meals are defined by the season and since July is…

Holiday Brussels Sprouts

  I really like Brussels sprouts. I enjoy them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I realize not everyone is a fan of this healthy cruciferous vegetable and most folks either…

Caramelized Leek Fritatta

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  Frittata is the Italian word for omelet. I often use the words frittata and omelet interchangeably but, technically they are different. A frittata is flat with the ingredients mixed…

Brussels Sprouts Bruschetta

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  Anyone who knows me well, will tell you that this is a favorite breakfast of mine. Once a week, I roast a pound or two of these little cruciferous…

Italian Steak Sandwich

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  Thin slices of frizzled beef, melted cheese and a bun that is crispy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside, are the quintessential ingredients of this…

Crostini vs Bruschette

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  Crostino in Italian means crouton – small pieces of toasted bread. Crostini are thin slices of toast smeared with a pate or a spread of some kind. Crostini may…

Rosemary-Roasted Grapes

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  I’m certain you have probably roasted a chicken, cuts of beef and various vegetables, but have you ever roasted fruit? Roasting fruit intensifies its natural sweetness and is a…

Fettunta Toscana

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  Fettunta Toscana, a traditional Tuscan style bruschetta, is grilled rustic bread with tomatoes and basil. The quality of the ingredients are paramount for this simple yet satisfying snack (Merenda).…

Muffuletta

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  The last time I took a BIG bite of a Muffuletta, I was with my sister, Theresa. We left the kids and hubby’s at home for some sister-to-sister time…
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